RE-imagining Railway Stations: Connecting Communities
Network Rail invites proposals that will challenge and re-imagine what a ‘station’ could become in the 21st century as the interface between the community and the railway.
This international design competition is focused on new solutions for small to medium stations across the UK. There are already more than 2 000 of these, ranging from small halts to medium-sized stations. The competition’s aim is to explore designs for the interface between a 21st century community and the rail system that can be integrated in the wide range of different suburban and rural contexts. It will interrogate the meaning of the term ‘station’ through the design process.
The solution should explain the underlying philosophy and show how this philosophy can be interpreted to be suitable both for use at any small-medium new build station site and also how it can be used to adapt those sites where there already is an existing smaller station.
Network Rail are inviting ideas that explore a response to the changing character of our society as well as addressing the wide variety of existing experiences at UK rail stations. Coronavirus has shaken up our way of life from which, along with the climate and ecological emergency, the recovery process will demand a profound shift in the way we behave in order to provide a secure future for future generations.
Type of competition: restricted
Number of participants envisaged: 6
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